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? >> huge here. it's huge. we perceive the threat coming from the black and brown community. and there was, you know, series of racial indents throughout city. murders of various people. eleanor bumpers, various cases and made us fearful and so when this happened, let's not go in to the fact of many other interracial rapes and murders that got no coverage but this is the crime of the century ed koch said and a test of the justice system. it may now be in the totality of how much it represents in a microcosm all of american history and the strange, long trip with race and the way it's an excuse for absolutely everything. but it certainly was a test of the justice system and it failed. >> and to that point, i mean, what's the bigger takeaway you want people to take from the film that you took from this film? >> jim dwyer and says i wish had been more skeptical. he was the most skeptical at the time and puts it in big and very tiny and human terms. he says we all make mistakes and whether you own them or not and what we have found now is 13 years of justice denied for % these kids, this unbel
and brown boys had been moving through the park that night beating up a homeless man and a male jogger but they never saw the female jogger. police picked up five. them, taen ateenagers all. held them for 30 hours and demanded they tell them about the crime they did not witness. the boys implicated each other because they were scared, stressed, and coerced by the police. the d.a.'s office later says the boy's accounts had discrepancies. dna couldn't place them at the bloody scene. the boys were said by police and media to have been in a wolf pack and to have been wilding reducing them to animals and violent beasts. they never had a chance. they were convicted and served their full sentences before another man came forward to confess, producing accurate details and dna that was at the scene. mayor koch called it the crime of the century, but now that it's not just about rape on hallowed new york city ground but about five lives shattered, the crime of the century takes on different meaning. it calls into mind the nine scotsboro boys convicted of raping a woman. it's why george zimmerman
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